Medicine: Doctor on Dichotomy

The American College of Surgeons, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association all bind their members not to split fees. Nevertheless, the practice of dichotomy—by which one physician refers a patient to another for a price—is almost as widespread in the U. S. as it is in France, where it has been regulated. So flagrant has the practice become in New York City, where medical competition is keen and many a physician has to scratch gravel to survive, that last week the president of the Association of Private Hospitals Inc. called in the press to expostulate.

Dr. Harold M. Hays, Episcopalian brother...

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